| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The Blake family ran a farm machinery business alongside the corn, wheat and soybeans they grew in Simcoe, Canada, about 90 minutes southwest of Toronto, and everyone was expected to pitch in. Robert and Sandra Blake's oldest son, Russ, and youngest son,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:
+ Displaced from the United Center for their annual circus trip, the Chicago Blackhawks were an impressive 5-1 after finishing with back-to-back victories over...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The season began with the Ducks talking about being at their best for the playoffs, and putting less emphasis on their drive to win in the regular season.
They are 7-1 and are leading the NHL in goals, evidence the accelerator is pressed to the...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Gordie Howe, a Hall of Famer known to many as "Mr. Hockey," has lost some function on one side of his body and is having trouble speaking after suffering a stroke, the Detroit News reported on Tuesday.
The 86-year-old Howe, who spent the bulk of his...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, long ago nicknamed “Mr. Hockey” for his legendary toughness, durability and scoring exploits, suffered a serious stroke Sunday and has lost some of the function and strength on the right side of his body, his son,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:11 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Justin Williams' flair for the dramatic allowed the Los Angeles Kings to prevail in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Williams scored 4:36 into overtime, lifting the Kings to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers before a sellout crowd of...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:06 PM
BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins roared to their fifth straight victory as rookie right winger Seth Griffith scored a spectacular goal and center Patrice Bergeron had a goal and two assists in a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Defenseman Johnny Boychuk has had an immediate impact on the New York Islanders, who acquired him from the salary cap-squeezed Boston Bruins just before the...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:06 PM
In communist countries during the mid-1980s, not much footage from North America made its way onto TV screens.
Yet each day when his father watched the news in their family's small apartment in Trencin, which at the time was part of Czechoslovakia and...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 12:12 PM
For a program in search of exposure, the name of the starting quarterback provided some excitement at the start of the 2013 season.
Tulane, coming off 10 losing seasons, handed the starting quarterback job to none other than Nick Montana. That would be...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Two days after the Kings had won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons — probably before some players had gotten any sleep — General Manager Dean Lombardi was back at work, focusing on his next project.
A student of sports...